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korea clashes. tension between north and south korea boils over into a deadly confrontation. too close for comfort. a plea for understanding from the nation's airport security chief. and touchdown. a string of dangerous tornadoes rocks the midwest. >> it's a tornado! rocks the midwest. >> it's a tornado! beth, it's a tornado. captioning funded by cbs good morning, everybody, thanks for joining us, i'm terrell brown in for betty nguyen. developing news now, that simmering tension between north and south korea escalated into a
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deadly military confrontation. the flashpoint is an island occupied by the south. it's also claimed by the north near the country's western border. north korea fired dozens of artillery rounds. south korea fired back. south korean military says at least one south korean marine was killed and at least 13 others were wounded. a report from beijing. >> reporter: part of south korea's western island of yeonpyeong are in flames following the latest military clash between north and south korea. witnesses say north korea showered dozens of artillery rounds onto the island, which lies near disputed territory. south korea fired back, and the two sides exchanged fire for almost an hour, while the island's 1200 civilian residents took cover. this is the latest act of aggression by north korea which unveiled a new, modern nuclear facility to an american scientist earlier this month. in march the north is also believed to have launched a missile at a south korean warship, killing 46 on board. seoul now reports it's put its
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military on the highest possible level of alert and worries of signs of more trouble to come. cbs news, beijing. >> later this morning, dutch officials are expected to release results of tests on a jaw bone found on a beach in aruba. the bone was found two weeks ago and may belong to missing american teen natalee holloway. dutch officials are comparing her dental records to the remains found in aruba. holloway was 18 years old when she disappeared during a graduation trip back in 2005. she was last seen with joran van der sloot. the 23-year-old dutchman arrested twice in connection with holloway's disappearance but never charged. van der sloot is currently awaiting trial in peru for the murder of 21-year-old stephanie floory. it's still unclear what caused a deadly human stampede in cambodia. the trouble started at the cambodian capital during a festival marking the end of the rainy season. thousands crowded a bridge and panicked. hundreds ended up being killed. manuel gallegus has our report. >> reporter: chaos on the streets of cambodia's capital
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monday night. authorities say more than 330 people were killed, and almost as many were injured on the last day of a festival to celebrate the end of the rainy season. a 22-year-old victim said i was stuck in the crowd for a long time, and it was so hot i became unconscious. crowds were gathered on a small island in the river. a soft drink vendor says a handful of people passed out. that set off a panic in the crowd, which turned into a stampede. hundreds tried to escape over a bridge, crushing others along the way. most of the dead were either trampled to death or drowned after falling over the sides of the bridge, their shoes left behind. ambulances made repeat runs between the river and phnom penh's hospital. the main hospital was filled to capacity with bodies and injured patients. some victims had to be treated in hallways. back at the river, onlookers were stunned. one witness, who was shocked by the deaths, said nothing like
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this has ever happened before. cambodia's prime minister has ordered an investigation into the stampede, calling it his country's biggest tragedy since the 1970s reign of terror by the khmer rouge. manuel gallegus, cbs news. meanwhile new zealand hope dimming for the 29 trapped coal miners. security video of friday's mine explosion was released this morning. nothing has been heard from the miners since the blast. rescue crews haven't been able to enter the mine because of toxic gas. in this country tomorrow is the busiest travel day of the year. the head of the transportation security administration is asking frustrated airline passengers for patience. he's urging them not to boycott the full body scanners. whit johnson is in washington with the latest. good morning to you. >> reporter: terrell, good morning. well, the online bloggers are threatening to jam up airport security this holiday travel season as a result tsa is almost begging the public for understanding. the tsa wants to make sure the busiest travel time of the year
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doesn't get even busier. >> hello, i'm tsa administrator john pistole. >> reporter: in a new public service announcement, tsa head john pistole urging passengers at airports nationwide to support tougher new security measures. >> we very much appreciate your involvement, cooperation and assistance in ensuring the safety of you, the traveling public. >> reporter: his message comes amid back lash over the government's use of full body scanners and pat-downs some say are too aggressive. >> at one point the agent had his hands actually in the top of my pants, my jeans. and i was a bit taken aback by that. >> reporter: protesters are calling for national opt-out day tomorrow. urging flyers to opt out of body scans forcing extra pat-downs. experts say even if just a few people participate, dozens of airports could experience huge delays. >> we hope people will not opt out. we hope people will appreciate and understand the goal, the purpose, and the need for what
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is being done. >> reporter: homeland security secretary janet napolitano defended the stepped-up measures monday, along with several travelers. >> i like it. i figure i have nothing to hide. so i'd rather everybody be searched and everybody be safe. >> reporter: the tsa says about 1 million passengers have been patted down in the past month. and just a fraction of them, 700, have complained. less than 3% of airline passengers are actually patted down. the white house says it is taking traveler complaints into consideration throughout. >> whit johnson with our report from washington this morning. whit, good to see you, thanks. folks in southern wisconsin and northern illinois are cleaning up after a much different kind of turbulence. >> beth, it's a tornado. >> this is one of at least three tornadoes that touched down in northern illinois near rockford monday afternoon. a school bus was blown off the road injuring six middle school children. none were seriously hurt. at least two twisters touched
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down in southern wisconsin. one trapped a woman in a barn. >> then i saw that tree go down, and then i knew my wife was in the barn so i kind of panicked. >> glass was breaking around me, and i didn't know what to do so i just ducked down and let it go through. >> several homes were destroyed. nearly 50,000 people lost power. on the "cbs moneywatch" this morning, stocks in asia were mostly lower. ashley morrison in new york with more. >> good morning, terrell. asian markets dropped amid worries about europe's financial stability. hong kong's hang seng finished down more than 2.5% while japan's nikkei was closed. today wall street gets the fed's latest measure of just how much the economy is growing as well as a new report on home sales. on monday, stocks finished mixed. the dow lost 25 points, while the nasdaq finished up almost 14. the fbi has raided the offices of three hedge funds as part of a major investigation into alleged insider trading. the three raids in new york city, connecticut, and boston took place on monday.
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"the wall street journal" says the companies earned tens of millions of dollars in illegal profits using insider information concerning mergers. the government is concerned a full investigation into whether the 2005 honda accord hybrid is prone to unintended acceleration. that follows a deadly crash in 2005 in which the driver claims the vehicle lost braking power, then sped out of control. similar complaints led to the massive toyota recalls. nissan's new electric car, the leaf, debuts next month with a mileage rating you've never seen before. the epa says the vehicle will get the equivalent of 99 miles per gallon. the leaf doesn't even use gas but tests show it can travel 73 miles on a single charge. that translates into a cost of $561 a year in electricity. netflix is trying to move more customers on line. on monday the company announced it will offer streaming-only
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service for about $8 a month. good for customers who download movies from the internet. the company is also raising fees for those who subscribe to dvds via mail service. the basic plan will now run just $10 a month. and that traditional thanksgiving dinner is going to cost you a bit more this year. the food institute says the price of turkey is averaging $1.05 a pound this year. up more than a quarter from last year. sweet potatoes and onions are also more expensive but green beans, corn and frozen carrots are a little bit cheaper. terrell, i've already got all my shopping done at the grocery store. i just need to prepare it and throw it in the oven. >> did you have to spend more money? >> i don't look. i just said -- >> doesn't matter, right? i'll be broke but we going to eat. >> we going to eat, yeah. eat well, too. >> that's right. ashley morrison here in new york. appreciate it, thanks. let's get a break out of the "morning news." sarah palin once again throws out the idea of running for president. plus oprah winfrey drives her audience members wild. cannot miss her latest big giveaway.
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we'll talk about that. first katie couric with a preview of tonight's "cbs evening news." >> do we need to raise the retirement age in order to save social security? we'll take an in-depth look at both sides of the issue. that and more tonight only on the "cbs evening news." ight only on the "cbs evening news." not a he. my doctor put me on an aspirin regimen to help protect my life. [ male announcer ] be sure to talk to your doctor before you begin an aspirin regimen. check with your doctor because it can happen to anybody. check with your doctor if you live for performance, upgrade to castrol edge advanced synthetic oil. with eight times better wear protection than mobil 1. castrol edge. it's more than just oil. it's liquid engineering.
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you to answer this honestly. is this my new reality? >> now hart is a casualty of the bad economy. "the washington post" reports she's been laid off from her job as chief financial officer for a nonprofit that works with veterans. hart says if the economy is improving she finds the prospect of unemployment, quote, scary. nine years after her disappearance and murder there's a conviction in the murder of chandra levy. salvadoran immigrant ingmar guandique was found guilty after the jury deliberated for 3 1/2 days. levy's body was found in washington's rock creek park. chandra's mother says she'll never be free of the pain of losing her daughter. guandique will be sentenced in february. he could get a minimum 30 years in prison or a maximum of life. sarah palin's new book hits shelves today. it's called "america by heart." it focuses on her family and her feelings about other important issues. but it does not say if she will run for president in 2012. in an interview last night she was asked if she's considering a run for the white house.
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>> well, now i'm thinking about 2012. and i am thinking about it. looking at the lay of the land and trying to figure out if my candidacy would be good for the national debate, good for my family, good for the country. if so, you know, i would be willing to offer myself up in the name of public service. >> but she says if there are other candidates willing to make tough choices, she would be open to supporting one of those for the nomination, as well. straight ahead we'll have your tuesday morning weather forecast. and in sports, philip rivers and the chargers crush the broncos on monday night football. broncos on monday night football. , dog: bacon? gotta get thatacon! smokey bacon, crispy bacon, tasty bacon! where is it? where is the bacon? tv newscaster: bacon popular, story at 11. dog: yummy. crunchy. bacon. bacon. bacon. there, in that bag! mom: who wants a beggin' strip!? dog: me! i'd get it myself but i don't have thumbs! yum, yum, yum... it's beggin'! hm... i love you! i love bacon! i love you! i love bacon! i love you!
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here's a look at the weather in some cities around the country. in new york, mostly cloudy 62. 82, partly cloudy in miami. sunny, 37 in chicago. sunny in denver, 46. los angeles, partly cloudy and 63. time now for a check of the national forecast. the latest satellite picture shows swirling clouds in the northwest. there's another storm moving east of the mississippi river valley. later today, an arctic blast of air is coming down from canada and coming into the northern plains. temperatures will be in the single digits and 20s. warm air stretches from southern plains to the northeast, and back to the northwest. more snow is on the way. in sports this morning, san diego put it on denver on monday night football. philip rivers of the chargers, four touchdown passes against the broncos, tying his career high, 35-14 win put san diego in a tie for second place in the
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afc west. the minnesota vikings have fired coach brad childress. the team had a disappointing 3-7 record and the defensive coordinator is interim head coach until the end of the season. to the nba now, indiana danny granger had 20 points against miami. the pacers beat the heat. it's the second straight loss for miami. and manu ginobili, 25 points for the spurs against the magic. san antonio beat orlando 106-97. the eleventh straight win for the spurs. the longest win streak in almost three years. and joey votto was named the national league most valuable player. cincinnati first baseman. he was third in homers and rbis. when we come back a look at the morning's top stories. forget the black friday shopping madness. how some people are doing it online this year. for those of us who have lactose intolerance,
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on the "cbs morning news" here's a look at today's weather. thunderstorms in the mississippi river and ohio river valleys. as they move eastward they'll impact parts of the southeast and northeast. the south has very warm temps in the 80s and 70s. the northern plains is below zero in some parts. here's another look at this morning's top stories. north korea fired dozens of artillery rounds into a south korean island. south korea returned fire. the south says one of its marines was killed. test results are expected this morning from a jaw bone that may belong to missing american teenager natalee holloway. the bone was discovered about two weeks ago on a beach in aruba. despite tough economic times many americans plan to spend more this holiday shopping season. 10% plan to spend more than they did last year. that could mean an increase of $16 billion or $150 a household.
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as john blackstone reports, many will be hitting black friday sales online this year. >> reporter: it's not even thanksgiving, and robin kane has already done much of her holiday shopping online. a big change from the days when she joined the crowds of early morning shoppers the day after thanksgiving. >> i used to go to the black friday sales. my mother and sister and i would get up really early friday morning, every year. my father thought we were crazy. >> reporter: an american tradition, the rush to the shops for black friday bargains is in transition as retailers offer steep price cuts online. >> black friday for me is online at home. >> reporter: last year, online spending on the day after thanksgiving leapt $61 million to $595 million in a single day. up 11% over the previous year. but now, retailers are putting their black friday deals online on thanksgiving day. many for the first time.
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last year shoppers spent $318 million online on thanksgiving. a 10% increase. and this year, that number is expected to be even higher. you're going to have sales on thanksgiving day? >> it's kind of blasphemy. people are going to be sitting around eating turkey and then shopping online. >> reporter: more than 200 million americans now have access to the internet at home. in los angeles, jay moreau says he can even do his holiday shopping on his cell phone. >> i can sit in my office or sit at home or even from the car and just figure out what i want and buy it and click and it's done. >> reporter: but online or in stores at least americans seem ready to shop again this year. and that's a tradition retailers like. john blackstone, cbs news, san francisco. you know, there are few things prettier this time of year, let's take a trip to paris, shall we? let's go to paris. paris got into the holiday spirit last night by switching on the traditional christmas lights on the champs-elysees.
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the famous avenue was adorned with more than a million blue lights. they cascade to create the effect of falling snow. more than 400 trees were draped with lights. a beautiful city and they have to show off by doing this. this is the "cbs morning news." . just shake it. [ rattling ] [ male announcer ] need ink? staples has a low price guarantee on all the ink you need. find a lower price at another store, and we'll match it. that was easy. because they have 20% more calcium per chew than viactiv or for the delicious flavors like chocolate truffle and vanilla creme? mmm. -mmm. -mmm. [ female announcer ] hard to say really. new caltrate soft chews, we put the yum in calcium. new caltrate soft chews, ah, it's stinging a little bit more than usual! yeah, you'll get used to it. the longer you keep your high mileage car,
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hello again, marty is in the first warning weather center. well, we have clouds getting ready to move in. take a look at the first warning doppler weather radar. we have showers to the west. we'll look at the day part. we're in the 40s now and we have stars out there. that's changing before not too long. we'll have a high of 65 at lunchtime and 60 degrees this evening and showers tapering off and clearing tonight and tomorrow, it will be chillier. >> chaos is captured on tape. we're hearing the first calls from help from the tornado from
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